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List of current National Football League stadiums

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the newest stadium in the NFL, opened in 2017. It is the home of the Atlanta Falcons.

This article is a list of current National Football League stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage, and home teams. Although the National Football League (NFL) has 32 teams, there are only 31 full-time NFL stadiums because the New York Giants and New York Jets share MetLife Stadium. This number is scheduled to decrease to 30 when the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers will begin to share SoFi Stadium in 2020.

The newest full-time NFL stadium is Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Falcons, which opened for the 2017 season. United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams, is the oldest, having opened in 1923.

The NFL uses several other stadiums on a regular basis in addition to the teams' designated regular home sites. In England, two London venues—Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley Stadium—are contracted to host a combined four games per season, as part of the NFL International Series which runs through 2020. The former is the newest stadium that hosts NFL games, having opened in April 2019. Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico, will also host a NFL International Series game in 2019. In addition, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is the location of the annual exhibition Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. Since 2016, Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida has hosted the Pro Bowl.

The majority of current NFL stadiums have sold naming rights to corporations. As of the 2019 season, only four of the league's 31 stadiums—Arrowhead Stadium, Lambeau Field, Paul Brown Stadium, and Soldier Field—do not use a corporate-sponsored name. Although the Los Angeles Rams' stadium is officially known as United Airlines Field, the team censors all references to the corporate sponsor due to a team sponsorship from one of its competitors, American Airlines.

Stadium characteristicsEdit

Stadiums represent a considerable expense to a community, and thus their construction, use, and funding often enter the public discourse.[1] Also, given the perceived advantage a team gets to playing in its home stadium, particular attention is given in the media to the peculiarities of each stadium's environment. Climate, playing surface (either natural or artificial turf), and the type of roof all contribute to giving each team its home-field advantage.

Stadiums are either open, enclosed, or have a retractable roof. For retractable roofs, the home team determines if the roof is to be opened or closed 90 minutes before kickoff. The roof remains open unless precipitation or lightning is within the vicinity of the stadium, the temperature drops below 40 °F (4 °C), or wind gusts are greater than 40 miles per hour (64 km/h), in which case the roof operators will close the roof.[2]


With a peak capacity of over 100,000 spectators, AT&T Stadium has the highest capacity of any NFL stadium, while MetLife Stadium has the highest listed seating capacity at 82,500. The smallest stadium is Dignity Health Sports Park, which is hosting the Los Angeles Chargers for the 2017–2019 seasons, with a capacity of 27,000 seats; it is the smallest stadium to host a full NFL season for a team since a 25,000-seat City Stadium hosted its last Green Bay Packers games in 1956.

In their normal configurations, 29 of the league's 31 stadiums have a seating capacity of at least 60,000 spectators; of those, a majority (16) have less than 70,000 seats, while eight have between 70,000 and 80,000 and five can seat 80,000 or more. In contrast to college football stadiums, the largest of which can and regularly do accommodate over 100,000 spectators, no stadium in the league currently has a listed seating capacity of more than 82,500. Teams rarely build their stadiums far beyond the 80,000 seat threshold (and even then, only in the largest markets) because of the league's blackout policy, which prohibited the televising of any NFL game within 75 miles of its home market if a game does not sell all of its non-premium seating. For this reason, until the blackout was suspended in 2015, the Los Angeles Rams cap capacity at the 93,607-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to 80,000 seats for most games. Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, the stadium that hosts the Oakland Raiders, has over 60,000 seats, but the team has restricted capacity to under 57,000 in more recent seasons.[3] In the opposite direction, the league has a firm minimum on the number of seats an NFL stadium should have; since 1971 the league has not allowed any stadium under 50,000 seats to host a full-time NFL team (not counting Dignity Health Sports Park; there have been two exceptions to this: 45,000-seat Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota was not replaced until 1982, and 40,000-seat Vanderbilt Stadium hosted the Tennessee Oilers for one season in 1998 after a planned two-year residency in Memphis was cut in half). In normal circumstances, all NFL stadiums are all-seaters.


 Denotes stadium with a fixed roof.
 Denotes stadium with a retractable roof.

List of current stadiumsEdit

Some stadiums can be expanded to fit larger crowds for other events such as concerts or conventions. Official seating capacities do not include standing room.

Image Name Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opened Ref(s)
  Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 Kansas City, Missouri Bermuda grass Open Kansas City Chiefs 1972 [4]
  AT&T Stadium  80,000 Arlington, Texas Hellas Matrix Turf Retractable Dallas Cowboys 2009 [5][6]
  Bank of America Stadium 75,523 Charlotte, North Carolina Bermuda grass Open Carolina Panthers 1996 [7]
  CenturyLink Field 69,000 Seattle, Washington FieldTurf Revolution 360[8] Open Seattle Seahawks 2002 [9]
  Dignity Health Sports Park 27,000 Carson, California Bermuda grass Open Los Angeles Chargers 2003 [10]
  Empower Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver, Colorado Kentucky bluegrass Open Denver Broncos 2001 [11]
  FedExField 82,000 Landover, Maryland Bermuda grass Open Washington Redskins 1997 [12]
  FirstEnergy Stadium 67,895 Cleveland, Ohio Kentucky bluegrass Open Cleveland Browns 1999 [13][14]
  Ford Field  65,000 Detroit, Michigan FieldTurf Classic HD[15] Fixed Detroit Lions 2002 [16]
  Gillette Stadium 66,829 Foxborough, Massachusetts FieldTurf CORE[17] Open New England Patriots 2002 [18]
  Hard Rock Stadium 65,326 Miami Gardens, Florida Platinum TE Paspalum Open Miami Dolphins 1987 [19]
  Heinz Field 68,400 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kentucky bluegrass Open Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 [20]
  Lambeau Field 81,441 Green Bay, Wisconsin Desso GrassMaster[21] Open Green Bay Packers 1957 [22]
  Levi's Stadium 68,500 Santa Clara, California Bermuda grass / Perennial Ryegrass mixture Open San Francisco 49ers 2014 [23]
  Lincoln Financial Field 69,596 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Desso GrassMaster[24] Open Philadelphia Eagles 2003 [25]
  Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 78,500 Los Angeles, California Bermuda grass Open Los Angeles Rams 1923 [26]
  Lucas Oil Stadium  67,000 Indianapolis, Indiana Shaw Sports Momentum Pro Retractable Indianapolis Colts 2008 [27]
  M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore, Maryland Bermuda grass Open Baltimore Ravens 1998 [28]
  Mercedes-Benz Superdome  73,208 New Orleans, Louisiana FieldTurf Revolution 360[29] Fixed New Orleans Saints 1975 [30]
  Mercedes-Benz Stadium  71,000 Atlanta, Georgia FieldTurf Revolution[31] Retractable Atlanta Falcons 2017 [32]
  MetLife Stadium 82,500 East Rutherford, New Jersey UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[33] Open New York Giants
New York Jets
2010 [34]
  New Era Field 71,608 Orchard Park, New York A-Turf Titan 50[35] Open Buffalo Bills 1973 [35]
  Nissan Stadium 69,143 Nashville, Tennessee Bermuda grass Open Tennessee Titans 1999 [36]
  NRG Stadium  72,220 Houston, Texas Hellas Matrix Turf[37] Retractable Houston Texans 2002 [38]
  Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 Cincinnati, Ohio UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf Open Cincinnati Bengals 2000 [39]
  Raymond James Stadium 65,890 Tampa, Florida Bermuda grass Open Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998 [40]
  RingCentral Coliseum 56,057 Oakland, California Bermuda grass Open Oakland Raiders 1966 [41]
  Soldier Field 61,500 Chicago, Illinois Kentucky bluegrass Open Chicago Bears 1924[nb 1] [42]
  State Farm Stadium  63,400 Glendale, Arizona Bermuda grass Retractable Arizona Cardinals 2006 [43]
  TIAA Bank Field 69,132 Jacksonville, Florida Bermuda grass Open Jacksonville Jaguars 1995 [44]
  U.S. Bank Stadium  66,655 Minneapolis, Minnesota UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf[45] Fixed Minnesota Vikings 2016 [46]

Map of current stadiumsEdit

Additional stadiumsEdit

Image Stadium Capacity Location Surface Roof type Event(s) Opened Ref(s)
  Camping World Stadium 65,000 Orlando, Florida AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D Open Pro Bowl 1936[nb 2]
  Estadio Azteca 87,523[47] Mexico City, Mexico Grass Open NFL Mexico Game 1966
  Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 22,364 Canton, Ohio FieldTurf Classic HD Open Hall of Fame Game 1938[nb 3] [48]
  Wembley Stadium  86,000[nb 4] London, England Desso GrassMaster Partially retractable NFL London Games 2007
  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 62,062 London, England Artificial turf Open NFL London Games 2019 [49]

Future stadiumsEdit

Under construction
Image Stadium Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opening Ref(s)
  Allegiant Stadium  65,000 Paradise, Nevada Grass Fixed Las Vegas Raiders* 2020 [50]
  SoFi Stadium  70,240 Inglewood, California Artificial turf Fixed Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 [51]

*Barring any setbacks, in 2020 the Oakland Raiders will relocate to Paradise, Nevada and become the Las Vegas Raiders.

Stadium Capacity Location Surface Roof type Team(s) Opening Ref(s)
New Era Field II Buffalo, New York Grass Open Buffalo Bills
Redskins Stadium 60,000 Open Washington Redskins

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Soldier Field opened in 1924; Bears became tenants in 1971; playing field and seating bowl renovated in 2003.
  2. ^ Camping World Stadium opened in 1936 as Orlando Stadium; lower seating bowl rebuilt in 2014.
  3. ^ Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium opened as Fawcett Stadium in 1938; rebuilt in 2015–2016.
  4. ^ Wembley Stadium seating reduced from 90,000 for NFL games


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